Human Rights Specialist II

Open & closing dates

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 to Fri, 06 Sep 2019 23:59:00

Fairfax County

Human Rights & Equity Programs


$62,587 to $104,312 (per year)

Appointment type

FT Salary W BN

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Multiple positions will be filled from this job announcement.

Writes recommended investigative findings incorporating the applicable civil rights legal precedents for the director's signature. Develops and/or conducts community outreach and countywide training on cultural diversity, sexual harassment, Title VII, Americans with Disability Act, etc. Maintains subject matter expertise in all appropriate training areas. Prepares courseware, handouts, training announcements, tests and training folders. Facilitates monthly ethnic celebrations. Meets with employee groups of individuals, as required. Interprets and applies civil rights legal precedents during the negotiation conferences so that parties know their rights and responsibilities pursuant to the ordinance and applicable federal law. Prepares letters of notification and requests for information so that complaints are promptly served on parties. Conducts telephone and in-person interviews, reviews documents, and performs onsite investigations in an effort to determine whether a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred. Analyzes the allegation and merits of complaints and determines the applicable legal remedies. Mediates and conciliates voluntary settlement agreements as resolutions to filed complaints. Writes settlement agreements for the director's and the commission's approval. Conducts telephone and face-to-face intake interviews as needed. Evaluates the nature of the alleged claims, refers the individual to the appropriate county, state, federal or private organizations to assist with the individual's problems. Counsels the individual about his/her rights pursuant to the ordinance. Explains the Commission's complaint procedures. Drafts the complaint for the complainant's signature. Interprets county regulations and federal laws to provide counsel and assistance to managers, county staff and the public on EEO matters.
The salary offer for the position will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range.